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Freedom Trail

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As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 7 other guides
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Address: Boston, MA 02109
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+1 617-357-8300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour...

The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of American Revolution sites. It starts at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and ends at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.

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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

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Freedom Trail is a Timeless Classic

We had a great time walking the Freedom Trail. The only challenge was that we had a stroller -- these sidewalks were not stroller-friendly. We made it through,though, and saw... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time walking the Freedom Trail. The only challenge was that we had a stroller -- these sidewalks were not stroller-friendly. We made it through,though, and saw the sights. Well worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a free but fun outdoor activity- the Freedom Trail in Boston, MA is a great place to start. I recommend this for a warmer, preferably sunny day but suggest walking the trail from start to finish to get an honest idea of the true historic value of Boston!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tremendous way to see the entire city, visit almost every neighborhood, dive into American history and get some exercise. Get on some comfy shoes and appropriate clothing b/c 90% of this is outdoors. If you don't feel up to the entire walk, pick out some of the neighborhoods or interests you have and taxi or uber it to that spot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To visit in the winter sounds crazy due to the cold but there was no one else on the trail.... it was perfect. Barely anyone in any of the museums- almost like a private tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

4 friends in the freezing cold and snow with stupid hats on decided we needed to stop just going to the bar and get out and explore Boston. We decided on the guided historical tour and we not disappointed, despite the cold it was a fun tour. We then headed to a bar. Recommended for Boston.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a couple of hours. We booked a Guided tour from the Visitor's Centre on Boston Common (who simply couldn't have been more fun/helpful). A young guy, in fancy dress of the day, was just great. He took us on the first half of the Freedom Trail (about 90') & enacted the part of a Patriot of those times.... More 

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Mason, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to almost every major city in the US and this trail is one of the best ways to experience a city. We learned alot about the nation's history. Lots of walking, bring water in back back and bring jackets for your walk back at night. This takes about 4-5 hours.

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a walking tour of historic parts of Boston. The guide was in period dress and was very knowledgeable friendly and chatty. On the day of my visit it was vey cold but bright so my advice wrap up warmly if you are walking in February. It was a very interesting and informative walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to see Boston by walking, you'll see virtually everything by walking this trail. Nothing more than a red line on the sidewalk, about 2.5 miles. Several vendors sell history headphones so you can libe the history while you walk. BUt this is not needed..just stop at each of the sites and shop and eat along the way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and insightful walk that will show you so much history of Boston. We were able to do half the trail but next time we will surely finish! So worth it!

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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